It’s pretty clear that Corbyn’s biggest crime is the same thing Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are guilty of: they’re too outspoken for Palestinian rights. So Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been warned, she better be careful about criticizing Israel.
There is little question that the Netanyahu tactic vis a vis opponents is full court press and Israel views Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib as opponents, and there is nothing inaccurate about this perception.
In regards to Mister Corbyn:
but before i get to mister corbyn let me talk about two other figures: Gideon Levy and Christopher Hitchens, zichrono livracha.
Gideon Levy writes about the total divorce between zionism and liberalism. (it's leftism or zionism, you can't have both) https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-it-s-leftism-or-zionism-you-can-t-have-both-1.6914579 Levy identifies zionism with the occupation, that is the de facto annexation of the west bank and the refusal to give the inhabitants citizenship. He sees the path of Israel as one directional, towards acceptance of the status quo and opposition to Israel as the only hope for a future other than oppression. (I cling to the vision of Amos Oz which did not agree with this, but Oz is dead and Levy very much alive and so reading Levy yesterday was disheartening.)
Christopher Hitchen was an antiZionist. Interesting in his autobiography is his first encounter with Saul Bellow, a meeting made possible by Martin Amis, and Hitchens's argument with Bellow regarding Edward Said which ruined that first meeting. Of course Hitchens was intelligent which Jeremy Corbyn is not. Corbyn strikes me as someone who (sung to the tune of "Sound of Music"'s "Climb Every Mountain,") "signs every petition, goes to every march, nods at all the cant he can..." and somehow he has risen to the top of the organization on the basis of his loyalty, without a shred of nuance or cleverness. thus he is always nodding: a mural with antisemitic caricatures: nod, nod. oh, i didn't see anything wrong. why of course not, jeremy, it takes brains to look at a mural and do something other than nod, nod. laying wreaths at the graves of "feedom fighters" nod, nod, never anything to disagree with, just do your loyal duty to nod, nod for the freedom, however the battle is fought. sign every petition, share every platform with anybody.
the piece de resistance was his: true brits have irony, but these immigrant dual loyalty jews don't share the values of the mother land. right next door to the nod, nod, is the "our island has been a good host to you foreigners and you never adapted. " totally tone deaf and the tone deafness of his defenders echoes deafness with deafness.
hitchens might have had a bon mot to skewer corbyn with, but instead we must be fed from the provender of bret stephens. but corbyn is dull and distasteful and fer sure he is being attacked for being anti israel rather than for being dull and insensitive, but he is dull and insensitive and one longs for the wit of a christopher hitchens rather than this dullard, nod, nod, go to every march ideologue.
as regards to AOC, her star will shine, and we shall see how she adjusts to her fame and she is not nearly as stupid as corbyn, but we'll see how she navigates the rapids. of course the tone deaf only see how great she is. to me, a phone call to corbyn is just a phone call and not a big deal. but corbyn is a dullard and it won't pay in the long run to be associated with that dullard.
"The Palestinians were the ones who dithered on two states. The Israelis were more than ready between 1993 and 2000." is certainly false as presented. I would say that between 1993 and 1995 Rabin and Arafat made due speed to reach the Oslo 2 accord, and it is difficult to predict how their relationship might have progressed were it not for Yigal Amir. Rabin (after the hiatus of Peres) was followed by Netanyahu, useful in mainstreaming contacts with Arafat, but not hopeful on the two state front. Then came ehud barak, who was not adequately prepared for camp david 2. of all the parties at camp david the israelis were most prepared and the palestinians the least prepared. arafat had revealed himself by then to be a man who wanted to delay any real decisions, a man who would try to avoid decisions as long as possible. how that negotiation would have turned out if clinton's team had been as prepared as carter's team at the first camp david, we will never know. the clinton team was also unprepared, (thinking in very vague terms without specificity). the israeli peace camp was not in strong enough position to negotiate in a prolonged intensive manner, neither in the summer and fall of 2000, nor when olmert was in charge in 2007. if the palestinians had been truly interested in a two state solution they would have been adequately prepared to make quick proposals to counter whatever israel proposed. but the palestinian default position was "let's hear what you have to offer and then we'll get back to you after 3 months to a year or so", they were students who let the teacher dictate the schedule. (which is fine i guess: they really don't care about a two state solution and prefer to return to 1947.)
The statement: Israel is to blame for dithering on the two state solution absolves the Palestinians of any agency. To dismiss the unpreparedness of the Israeli peace camp in the given period is false as well.